Since 2014

About Us

Internationally recognized, highly-talented performers with a love for performing arts and teaching. Let us help you shine!

Meet Our Educators

Christine Kowalchik

Artistic Director/Founder

Ballet/Pointe/Jazz/Company

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Award-winning choreographer and founder/artistic director of Show Tyme Academy, Christine Kowalchik holds BA degrees in both Acting and Dance Choreography from Muhlenberg College.

Born in New York state, but raised primarily in Maine, Christine classically trained in the Balanchine Technique, jazz, tap and modern, at the Maine State School for the Performing Arts and Maine State Ballet. During her college career she was part of an improvisational dance company, “6Meters” and choreographed for and performed in multiple main stage productions. After college Christine enjoyed studying and choreographing on three continents, including her personal favorite: Africa. Locally Christine has choreographed MCT’s productions of Willy Wonka, Shrek! The Musical, A Christmas Story, Mamma Mia, “Elf” the Musical, and Performing Arts Camp as well as Frenchtown High School’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her choreography has been recognized nationally both on screen and stage as choreographer for “My Grandpa’s Fiddle” which earned a Telley Award in 2018, and has earned Platinum awards at New York City Dance Alliance’s Nationals. Christine’s students have gone on to attend prestigious summer intensives, private schools, and BFA programs, as well as earned top adjudications at serval different conventions and competitions around the United States.

 

Annika Charlson

STUDIO MANAGER/Assistant Company Director

Jazz/Pom/Tinies/Company

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Annika is thrilled to be continuing her career here at Show Tyme Academy, in her 7th year teaching with us! After graduating from the University of Montana, Annika has continued to utilize her organizational skills within her position as the Studio Manager of Show Tyme. In the classroom, you can catch her teaching jazz, pom, tinies classes,  and choreographing for Company of course! When not at the studio, Annika loves to bake, color, travel, and play bingo! She also enjoys choreographing for and performing in shows at MCT. Born and raised in the performing arts community of Missoula, Annika’s life-long passion is to continue to spread her love for the arts and performing through her students.

 

Alma Stephens

Brand Manager/Assistant Company Director

Hip Hop/Jazz/Contemporary/Company

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Alma Stephens hails from Golden, Colorado where she began her dance training at the age of three years old. For the past eighteen years, she has studied ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom and modern styles. Stephens holds a degree in Dance and an Entertainment Management Certificate from the University of Montana where she was a member of the UM Dance Team for four years. Alma is so excited to continue working with the talented students of Show Tyme Academy as she heads into her third year on staff.

 

Addie Wood

Tap/tinies/Danceable instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Addie comes to Show Tyme Academy with a 12 year competitive dance background, as well as 4 years of assistant teaching. She is currently a sophomore in college, dancing for the University of Montana Dance Team, as well as studying Elementary Education. Addie loves working with kids and spreading her joy and passion for dance. Throughout her competitive years, Addie received multiple high-level scholarships at conventions, including an “electro-tap” scholarship, which provided a year-long assistance opportunity with NRG dance project. 

Haley Nord

ballet/pointe Instructor

Haley began her dance training right here in Missoula at the age of nine. She has engaged in cultural performances throughout the globe. Some of these include performances related to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Shanghai World Expo 2010. During her travels in China, she performed the leading role of “White Haired Girl” (Famous during China’s cultural revolution). Haley was a part of Young Tanzsommer and performed and trained throughout Italy, Austria Germany, and Romania. After Her Travels Haley decided to continue her education in Dance, Receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet from the University of Montana. Haley is thrilled to be returning to Show Tyme Academy for her 4th season to be teaching Ballet!

 

Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

contemporary/ballet/tinies instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Sofia Sant’Anna-Skites is a creative artist, performer and teacher who was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She started dancing at the age of four and trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop. Sofia holds a BFA in modern dance and a BA in English from the University of Utah, where she created multiple mixed media works and danced for notable guest artists and faculty members. Sofia recently moved to Missoula and is looking forward to learning from the surrounding talent and further developing her artistic voice. She is so excited to be a part of the Show Tyme team teaching contemporary, ballet and jazz this year.

Jenifer Kerber

ballet Instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Jen is from Missoula, has been dancing for thirty years, teaching for twenty years and has been professionally involved in the dance world for fourteen years. Her love for dancing, teaching and choreography opened doors for her world travels which include Russia, China and Pakistan. She holds a degree from University of Iowa in dance, has certifications in Progressing Ballet & Contemporary technique, and also is a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC® method and an apprentice in the GYROKINESIS® method. She will be teaching ballet and conditioning at Show Tyme this season. 

 

Maeve Fahey

contemporary instructor

Maeve Fahey, a local Missoulian, has a background predominantly in ballet and modern dance. After graduating high school, she moved to San Francisco to attend the world-renowned contemporary ballet company Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Training Program at the age of 18.  While attending this program, Fahey had the pleasure of working with notable artists such as Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, and Christian Burns. After receiving her certificate of completion, Fahey moved back to Missoula in 2020 and graduated with a BA in dance and anthropology from the University of Montana in 2022.  Fahey is a 4th year company member with Missoula’s contemporary dance company, Bare Bait Dance, working under its celebrated director, Joy French. Fahey has also been working with local non-profit Arts & Above as a freelance dancer since 2021, and has also been developing more of her own choreographic voice the past few years. She is excited to be returning to teach the talented Show Tyme Contemporary 8 class this year!

Colleen Rosbarsky

ballet/Pointe Instructor

Colleen is excited to be teaching Pointe 8 for Show Tyme this school year. She has a B.F.A. in Ballet from the University of Utah. Earlier in her dance career, she performed with Utah Ballet and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. She has choreographed and directed Garden City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. In addition to being a dance teacher, Colleen loves musical theatre. In 2021 she choreographed Lucky Stiff for Bigfork Summer Playhouse. This season she’s choreographing Nunsense Jamboree for Missoula Community Theatre. Additional choreography credits include Sister Act, A Christmas Carol and title of show. She has performed in many plays at the University of Montana, MCT and Montana Repertory Theatre. Favorite performing credits include lead roles in Chicago, A Chorus Line, A Christmas Story and Seussical. Colleen was featured in Dancing with the Missoula Stars for three seasons and sang with Zootown Cabaret for two years. Her newest daytime adventure is being a licensed esthetician at Skin Chic.

 

 

Joscelyn Summers

ballet/tinies INSTRUCTOR

Basic Life Support Certified

Joscelyn Summers was born and raised in Butte MT.  She has been dancing since the age of 3. Joscelyn danced on a competitive team from 2nd grade to her senior year in high school. She competed in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and lyrical. While in high school, Summers was a dance assistant as well as choreographer for the studio she grew up at. Joscelyn was on the University of Montana Dance Team for 2 years and she is currently in her second year of pharmacy school at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Joscelyn loves working with kids and she is so excited to be working for Show Tyme as an instructor!

 

 

Toree Benson

ballet/hip hop Instructor

Toree is a Montana based artist, who received her BFA in Dance at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. Benson has presented work throughout the midwest and western United States in places such as, Westside Theater, The Dance Center Stage, Meraki Dance Company Showcase, and Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance. She has performed in Bare Bait Dance’s Roadshow in Missoula, MT, LINK Dance Festival in Salt Lake City, We Are Collective in Chicago, and Camping Festival in Paris, France. Benson has worked alongside competitive dance teams in the midwest and western states, where she has been awarded regional and national awards for her choreography. Toree has also helped coach national champions. Benson’s pedagogue style stems from floor work, release technique, and many others! She enjoys meeting new artists/students and being a small part in their ongoing artistic journey!

 

 

 

 

 

Camryn Rhodes

jazz/pom instructor

Camryn is so excited to be back teaching at Show Tyme this season! Camryn is from Great Falls, Montana and danced competitively from the ages of 8-18. She then obtained a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, where she was a member of the UM Dance Team for four years. While on the dance team she held the title of co-captain as a sophomore and captain for her junior and senior seasons. Upon graduating, she took on the role of Assistant Coach for the UM Dance Team and started teaching classes at Show Tyme. Last year she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to dance professionally in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals! She is now back in Missoula teaching advanced jazz and pom classes at Show Tyme, while also choreographing for college dance and cheer teams. She is so excited to be back teaching at Show Tyme Academy with all of the amazing staff and students!

 

Irelyn Summers

tinies Instructor/Front Office assistant

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Irelyn Summers is so excited to be working at Show Tyme Academy this season! Irelyn was born and raised in Butte, MT and started dancing at the age of 3. Summers danced on a competitive dance team from 1st through 8th grade. After an unfortunate ankle injury, she decided to take a break from performing. Irelyn is now a junior in college, studying at the University of Montana. Irelyn loves dancing and working with children!

Leena Wachtel

tinies Instructor

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Bruno Augusto

ballet/contemporary Instructor (Substitute)

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Bruno is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Arts & Above; an art maker, performer, and educator based in Missoula, Montana. His work encompasses dance, music, poetry, and film, and has been presented throughout the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. His professional and artistic work spans 24 years and counting, as he continues creating, performing and educating in communities across the world. Mr. Augusto holds a diploma from Escuela Nacianal de Artes (Havana, Cuba), a BFA from Towson University in dance performance, and a MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in choreography.

 

Kate Augusto

ballet/contemporary Instructor (Substitute)

Kate is a seasoned dancer and choreographer. Originally from Pennsylvania, she now calls Missoula home. Her choreography has been presented across the United States at venues such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC) and ZSpace (San Francisco, CA), as well as internationally in Guatemala and Peru. She has been on faculty at CityDance Conservatory, The Washington Ballet, The National Cathedral School and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. Kate, and her partner Bruno Augusto, Co-Direct Arts & Above. She holds a M.F.A. degree in Performance and Choreography from the State University of New York at Brockport, as well as GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer certificates. 

 

Andrew Fortunate

Tumbling Instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Andrew began tumbling at a very young age at the YMCA. Loving it enough, he went into gymnastics and trained all the way through high school, earning the Regional Champion title his junior year. He began coaching at age 14 and fell in love with it immediately. He spent the next 14 years coaching students from preschoolers all the way up to Griz Cheerleaders. He also coached several individuals and teams to State titles. Andrew has spent the last 4 years building stages and rigging for concerts with Rocky Mountain Rigging. He is extremely excited to get back to teaching and is grateful towards Show Tyme for the opportunity.

Jadi Rae Curtis

Musical theatre Instructor

Jadi Rae Curtis is a formerly Nashville-based vocal coach who is so elated to be back in her hometown of Missoula. With a well-rounded background in Jazz, Classical, Theatre, and Commercial vocals, she enjoys the unique challenges of all genres. Jadi Rae originally left her beloved mountains to complete a Music Theatre degree with the prestigious Elon University. Upon graduation, she moved to Nashville, where she has written, recorded, and performed, and continues to do so. Eventually, she also fell in love with helping others to discover the unique and singular nature of their own voices. Jadi considers it a privilege and a joy to play a part in the pursuit of her students’ goals and help them embrace that which makes them unique and memorable. 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Farnes

Company student director

Olivia Farnes has been dancing at Show Tyme for eight years, and forging her dance skills since age three. Skilled in nearly any dance style you could ask for, Olivia loves spending time on the dance floor, whether it’s teaching or learning. Her performances have won both regional and national awards, from Los Angeles to New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashlyn Phillips

STUDENT Teacher

Ashlyn Phillips has been dancing her whole life, but competitivly since the age of 8. She is on the Show Tyme Company Senior Select Team and has earned many high scores and awards over the years. Phillips’ favorite style of dance is contemporary. Ashlyn is excited to continue as a Student Teacher here at Show Tyme and can’t wait to see her students grow throughout the year!

 

 

 

Eva Joy Erickson

Student Teacher

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Eva Joy Erickson has had a passion for dance as long as she can remember! She took her first dance class at age 3 and has loved performing on stage ever since. She has been in several theater productions: acting, singing, and dancing. She is a versatile dancer, who loves all genres! Eva Joy has received multiple scholarships over the years and enjoys pursuing opportunities to learn and perform. Erickson is excited to head into her second year as a Student Teacher at Show Tyme Academy. She’s looking forward to giving her students the opportunity to grow and learn in a caring and fun environment!

 

 

 

 

 

Camryn Schafer

Student Teacher

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Anne Bashor

Musical Theatre/Piano Instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Anne Bashor grew up playing the piano from the age of five. She received a full scholarship to  the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano  Performance with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. Anne has had a private piano studio for  over twenty years and currently has a studio of wonderful piano students at Show Tyme  Academy in Missoula, Montana. She is an accompanist for the University of Montana, many  area choral festivals and the Missoula County Public Schools. Anne also spends her summer  working with students at the Missoula Children’s Theatre, both through the Next Step Prep  program and their Performing Arts Camp. Anne has performed with a number of chamber  groups and performs in multiple recitals every year. In her spare time she loves cooking with  her husband, hiking to mountain tops and waterfalls, and reading books of all kinds. All of  life is further enjoyed with the presence of Teaching Assistant Mindy, a five-pound chihuahua,  who is most content at the piano.

Angela Dailey

Voice Instructor

Mezzo Soprano, Angela Joy Dailey, is a Missoula resident and alumni of the University of Montana. She holds a Bachelor’s in vocal performance and a Master’s in vocal/opera studies from The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK. She is an active vocal teacher and adjudicator in the Missoula community and beyond. Upon returning from the UK she had the honor of representing Montana as a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Seattle. Standout roles include, Suzuki in RNCM’s Madama Butterfly, Dorabella in East Bay Aria Club’s Cosi Fan Tutte, and the Mother in Montana Lyric Opera’s Amahl and the Night Visitor’s. She has been a soloist with the Missoula, Helena, and Glacier symphonies and spent many years singing with Missoula’s Dolce Canto. She had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for the International Choral Festival from 2010-2016. She is also a member of the very active Americana band, Wolf and the Moons, and holds a full time position as mama to a four year old son and two year old daughter.

Hallie Racicot

Front Office Assistant

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Hallie is thrilled to return to Show Tyme as an employee after years of dancing under their wonderful staff. She is currently a freshman at the University of Montana, studying musical theatre and dance. Hallie’s dance training includes ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She has choreographed groups for cabaret shows, dance concerts, and musicals, such as Rock of Ages, and also taught hip-hop and ballet for a college dance class in Helena, MT. Raised in Montana, Hallie loves to hike in the summer and ski in the winter (and spring). She couldn’t be more excited to work with these talented dancers and join the Show Tyme community!

Ashley Miller

front office assistant

Ashley Miller is from Spokane, Washington and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. Since then, she has trained and competed in jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and pom/drill through studio competitions and her high school dance team, where she was the captain for three years. Ashley has both experience as an assistant teacher for 6 years, and a teacher for 2 years. She currently dances for the University of Montana Griz Dance Team as a junior and is studying Secondary Education under History. Ashley is so excited to be joining the Show Tyme family and spend more time around dance and kids! 

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Sat: 9am-1:30pm
Sun: CLOSED

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Missoula, MT 59808
406-203-5896

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